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(Canada) Domtar has announced that it will close its Port Edwards, Wisconsin mill as well as reorganize production at its Dryden, Ontario facility. These measures will result in a permanent reduction of Domtar’s annual production capacity by approximately 342,000 tons... read more »
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(Norway) The corporate assembly of Norske Skog has decided to hold an extraordinary general meeting in the company's offices on Thursday 10 January 2008 at 1400 hrs. The occasion is the Norske Skog shareholder Unionen AS having requested an extraordinary general meeting in Norske Skogindustrier... read more »
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(Italy/Finland) Ahlstrom, a global leader in high performance fiber-based materials, announced today that it will invest approximately EUR 10 million in new nonwovens capacity at its Turin plant in Italy... read more »
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(Europe) Sequana Capital, the owner of Arjowiggins and Antalis, is aiming to strengthen its influence in the eco-friendly coated paper market by buying one of Europe’s leading pulp manufacturers... read more »
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(Hong Kong) China Sunshine Paper Holdings IPO was priced at the lower end of the indicative range and closed at a 2.83% premium on its first day of trade... read more »
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(UK) The National Association of Paper Merchants (NAPM) is understood to be hunting a direct marketing agency to combat the consumer backlash against the paper industry... read more »
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(Russia) The Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill, accused of contaminating Siberia's Lake Baikal, could start operating purification systems in September 2008, a regional administration official said... read more »
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(Norway) Norwegian papermaker Norske Skog and an activist shareholder traded blows on Wednesday over how to restructure the business to cope with overcapacity in the paper industry. Norske Skog shares, which have lost half their value this year, surged 6.3 percent on hopes the argument would accele read more »
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(USA/Norway) In June 2004, Norske Skogindustrier ASA and Norske Skog USA Inc ("Norske Skog") was named as a defendant in 34 class action antitrust suits in federal courts, in a few state cases and in an individual federal case brought in the United States... read more »
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(USA) Weyerhaeuser has informed customers of an increase in fluff pulp prices in January to $900/metric ton, an increase of $50 from the price the Federal Way, Wash.-based firm has maintained since July... read more »
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(Canada) The pulp and paper sector has driven down its greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing by 62 per cent since 1990, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers report on the state of the industry in B.C. read more »
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(Canada) The 235 unionized and salaried workers at AbitibiBowater's newsprint mill in Mackenzie were given their termination notices, all but eroding any hope the mill will be re-opened, union officials said. read more »
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(Norway) In light of statements made by individual shareholders concerning Norske Skog's activities in Asia, the company wants to ensure that identical and complete information relating to this subject is made available to the market... read more »
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(Brazil) According to estimates by the Brazilian Pulp and Paper Association, foreign sales should reach US$ 4.6 billion this year, with growth of 16% over 2006. The heated global demand, mainly in China, has been keeping country exports up. read more »
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(Canada) A decision by the Communications, Energy and Papermakers union to re-open collective bargaining agreements with paper-making giant AbitibiBowater Inc. could eventually have ramifications for Corner Brook Pulp and Paper... read more »
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